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Word of Warcraft ends its most controversial storyline – Polygon
Battle for Azeroth has been World of Warcraft’s most ambitious story yet, with patch 8.2.5 bringing the climax of the expansion’s conflict. Unfortunately, for all of the beauty involved with this grand finale, it fails to deliver a satisfying end to the Horde’s storylines. Sylvanus has been too violent and secretive only to slink off at the end, abandoned by the Horde for her betrayals. Patch 8.2.5’s end to the war may leave too many questions open for it to be a truly effective climax to the BfA expansion.
Overwatch’s latest patch tweaks almost half of the game’s heroes – Polygon
Patch 1.41, released on Overwatch’s test servers on August 24th, brings numerous tweaks to 13 of the game’s 31 heroes. Each hero has received relatively minor tweaks, but when taken together these changes are meant to shift the meta of the game. Most notably, Sigma abilities are nerfed to make him more vulnerable on the battlefield. These changes indirectly buff Roadhog and Brigette, as they can now move him through his barrier. Other than Sigma, Orisa, Baptiste, Doomfist, Moira and Symetra are getting nerfs while Lucio, D.Va , Mercy, Winston, Roadhog and Tracer are getting buffs.
Respawn revives Medal of Honor with VR – GameSpot
Respawn Entertainment has announced the development of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond as a new first-person shooter utilizing the Oculus Rift. The game is set in WWII, giving the player control of an OSS agent tasked with disrupting Nazi forces. Oculus has stated that Above and Beyond will be a AAA experience featuring multiplayer and single-player modes along with a 10-12-hour long campaign story. Respawn has set out to make the game as true to life as they can, going as far as interviewing veterans on their experiences.
Xbox’s online game streaming service goes live in October – Polygon
Microsoft’s new online game streaming service for the Xbox One, named Project xCloud, is hosting a public preview test in October. Initially, the public preview will only be available to select players from the United States, United Kingdom, and Korea; with Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves included as playable games. Anyone can sign up for the closed beta if they are in a supported country with a small group allowed first access. The test will start only supporting Android devices running on Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0.